Who’s ready for numbers? Thursday, Verizon, the largest US carrier, reported it activated 3.1 million iPhones in the third quarter – the three-month period ending on September 30th. About 650,000 were iPhone 5s, meaning the iPhone 5 accounts for a little over 1 in every 5 iPhones sold.
Remember Apple’s iPhone 5 was released on September 21st, which means it was on sale for just over a week. In that period the iPhone was 46 percent of all smartphones. And overall smartphones now account for 53 percent of handsets that Verizon sells.
Verizon has said 4G LTE devices, such as the iPhone 5, rose to 16.5 percent of the company’s handset sales. The carrier introduced seven models of 4G LTE handsets in the third quarter. Now while the iPhone have impressive numbers, Android based phones slightly outpaced them with 3.4 million units.
And finally all together iPhone and Android comprised a total of 6.5 million units out of the total 6.8 smartphones Verizon sold. The remaining 300,000 were split between Microsoft and Research in Motion. Enough numbers for you?